Through his time as front-man of The Smiths and subsequent enduring solo career, Morrissey has cemented his place as one of the true UK music icons. This position has ensured him a large, dedicated fanbase and significant commercial success: to date he has notched up 33 Top-40 solo singles (with 10 in the Top 10) and 11 Top-10 solo albums. This lasting success has not been limited to his early career either, with his last three studio albums charting No. 2, No 1 and No 3 respectively.
Following on from the 2010 reissues of ''Bona Drag'' and ''Everyday Is Like Sunday'', the Morrissey catalogue campaign continues with The Very Best Of, a unique overview of the HMV/Parlophone years. As such, the album brings together hit singles (Suedehead (UK No. 5), Everyday Is Like Sunday (UK No. 9) and The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (UK No. 8), amongst others), with b-sides (Girl Least Likely To, Such A Little Thing Makes A Big Difference) and the previously unreleased solo version of Interlude (originally released in 1994 as a duet with Siouxsie Sioux).
Complementing the CD will be a bonus DVD, which includes eleven remastered promo videos (three of which are previously unavailable on DVD: Boxers, The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get and Sunny) and the rarely seen (and previously unreleased) live performance of I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty taken from the ‘Tonight With Jonathan Ross Show’, December 1990.
,,Morrissey hat im Spannungsfeld zwischen Wave, Rock und Brit-Pop bemerkenswerte Songs produziert, die eine wesentlich höhere Halbwertszeit haben als die Stücke von Oasis oder Blur und zudem wesentlich eigenständiger klingen." (Good Times, 06 / 07.2011)
,,Best Of hören und sehen. Morrisseys EMI-Jahre im CD/DVD-Paket." (musikexpress, Juli 2011)
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Girl Least Likely To
Tomorrow (us Mix)
My Love Life (us Single Version)
Break Up The Family
I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference